Category: Co-op News

16 Nov 2017

Homestarts seeks Part-Time Co-op Housing Coordinator

Part-Time Co-op Housing Coordinator

Homestarts Incorporated is a non-profit, community based organization. Founded in 1975, we offer management, maintenance, consulting and development services to housing co-operatives and non-profit housing groups. Currently, we provide services to over 90 Co-op and non-profit clients located in cities throughout Ontario.

We are currently looking for a Part-time Housing Coordinator to work at one or more housing Co-operatives in the Ottawa Region. The position will be for 3 days per week, totaling 22.5 hours per week. Some evening and occasional weekend work will also be required in this position for board and member meetings.  Experience in Co-operative / Non-profit Housing is desirable, including:

  • administration
  • property management
  • contractor supervision
  • marketing of vacant units
  • diffusing volatile situations
  • financial management
  • rent-geared-to-income subsidy administration
  • community development, governance and organization
  • working with a volunteer board of directors
  • celebrating diversity

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Experience working with people to whom English/French is a second language
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Mandatory skills and experience in asset, property and project management
  • Prior experience with Board and committee support, including meeting facilitation
  • Must be able to work independently within a team environment – the ability to consult is well received
  • Ability to prioritize and handle stress in an extremely busy environment
  • Strong multi-tasking ability
  • Proficient with computer software programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet (Min. keyboarding of 50 wpm)
  • Experience in the NewViews, Yardi, HMWorx software programs an asset

Homestarts offers a competitive salary plus a modified benefits plan, including health, dental, critical illness and life insurance (premiums paid by employer) as well as long term disability coverage (premiums paid by employee); three weeks’ vacation per year to start, as well as RRSP contribution after 12 months’ consecutive employment.

Someone with no experience in the Co-operative Housing Sector will be considered provided there are transferable skills with all the above criteria along with a compatible work and educational background, including property management, working with Boards of Directors, etc.

Homestarts is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

 WE THANK ALL APPLICANTS, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE CHOSEN FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

PLEASE NOTE JOB #320 IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE

EMAIL resume: hr@homestarts.org

16 Nov 2017

Homestarts seeks Bilingual Part-Time Co-op Housing Coordinator

Bilingual Part-Time Co-op Housing Coordinator

Homestarts Incorporated is a non-profit, community based organization. Founded in 1975, we offer management, maintenance, consulting and development services to housing co-operatives and non-profit housing groups. Currently, we provide services to over 90 Co-op and non-profit clients located in cities throughout Ontario.

We are currently looking for a Bilingual Part-time Housing Coordinator to work at one or more housing Co-operatives in the Ottawa Region. The position will be for 3 days per week, totaling 22.5 hours per week. Some evening and occasional weekend work will also be required in this position for board and member meetings.  Experience in Co-operative / Non-profit Housing is desirable, including:

  • administration
  • property management
  • contractor supervision
  • marketing of vacant units
  • diffusing volatile situations
  • financial management
  • rent-geared-to-income subsidy administration
  • community development, governance and organization
  • working with a volunteer board of directors
  • celebrating diversity

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English/French verbal & written communication skills
  • Experience working with people to whom English/French is a second language
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Mandatory skills and experience in asset, property and project management
  • Prior experience with Board and committee support, including meeting facilitation
  • Must be able to work independently within a team environment – the ability to consult is well received
  • Ability to prioritize and handle stress in an extremely busy environment
  • Strong multi-tasking ability
  • Proficient with computer software programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet (Min. keyboarding of 50 wpm)
  • Experience in the NewViews, Yardi, HMWorx software programs an asset

Homestarts offers a competitive salary plus a modified benefits plan, including health, dental, critical illness and life insurance (premiums paid by employer) as well as long term disability coverage (premiums paid by employee); three weeks’ vacation per year to start, as well as RRSP contribution after 12 months’ consecutive employment.

Someone with no experience in the Co-operative Housing Sector will be considered provided there are transferable skills with all the above criteria along with a compatible work and educational background, including property management, working with Boards of Directors, etc.

Homestarts is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

 WE THANK ALL APPLICANTS, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE CHOSEN FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

PLEASE NOTE JOB #317 IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE

EMAIL resume: hr@homestarts.org

16 Nov 2017

Homestarts seeks Full-Time Co-op Housing Coordinator

Full-Time Co-op Housing Coordinator

Homestarts Incorporated is a non-profit, community based organization. Founded in 1975, we offer management, maintenance, consulting and development services to housing co-operatives and non-profit housing groups. Currently, we provide services to over 90 Co-op and non-profit clients located in cities throughout Ontario.

We are currently looking for a Full-time Housing Coordinator with access to a vehicle to work at one or more housing co-operatives in the Ottawa Region. The position will be for 5 days per week, totaling 37.5 hours per week. Some evening and occasional weekend work will also be required in this position for board and member meetings. Experience in Co-operative / Non-profit Housing is desirable, including:

  • administration
  • property management
  • contractor supervision
  • marketing of vacant units
  • diffusing volatile situations
  • financial management
  • rent-geared-to-income subsidy administration
  • community development, governance and organization
  • working with a volunteer board of directors
  • celebrating diversity

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Experience working with people to whom English/French is a second language
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Mandatory skills and experience in asset, property and project management
  • Prior experience with Board and committee support, including meeting facilitation
  • Must be able to work independently within a team environment – the ability to consult is well received
  • Ability to prioritize and handle stress in an extremely busy environment
  • Strong multi-tasking ability
  • Proficient with computer software programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet (Min. keyboarding of 50 wpm)
  • Experience in the NewViews, Yardi, HMWorx software programs an asset

Homestarts provides a comprehensive benefits package for all employees working over 22.5 hours per week, including health, dental, life, critical illness, RRSP and vacation starting at 3 weeks per year.

Someone with no experience in the Co-operative Housing Sector will be considered provided there are transferable skills with all the above criteria along with a compatible work and educational background, including property management, working with Boards of Directors, etc.

Homestarts is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

WE THANK ALL APPLICANTS, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE CHOSEN FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

Salary: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year

PLEASE NOTE JOB #319 IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE

EMAIL resume: hr@homestarts.org

16 Nov 2017

Homestarts seeks Full-Time Co-op Housing Coordinator

Full-Time Co-op Housing Coordinator

Homestarts Incorporated is a non-profit, community based organization. Founded in 1975, we offer management, maintenance, consulting and development services to housing co-operatives and non-profit housing groups. Currently, we provide services to over 90 Co-op and non-profit clients located in cities throughout Ontario.

We are currently looking for a Bilingual Housing Coordinator with access to a vehicle to work at one or more housing co-operatives in the Ottawa Region. The position will be for 5 days per week, totaling 37.5 hours per week. Some evening and occasional weekend work will also be required in this position for board and member meetings. Experience in Co-operative / Non-profit Housing is desirable, including:

  • administration
  • property management
  • contractor supervision
  • marketing of vacant units
  • diffusing volatile situations
  • financial management
  • rent-geared-to-income subsidy administration
  • community development, governance and organization
  • working with a volunteer board of directors
  • celebrating diversity

 Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English/French verbal & written communication skills
  • Experience working with people to whom English/French is a second language
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Mandatory skills and experience in asset, property and project management
  • Prior experience with Board and committee support, including meeting facilitation
  • Must be able to work independently within a team environment – the ability to consult is well received
  • Ability to prioritize and handle stress in an extremely busy environment
  • Strong multi-tasking ability
  • Proficient with computer software programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet (Min. keyboarding of 50 wpm)
  • Experience in the NewViews, Yardi, HMWorx software programs an asset

Homestarts provides a comprehensive benefits package for all employees working over 22.5 hours per week, including health, dental, life, critical illness, RRSP and vacation starting at 3 weeks per year.

Someone with no experience in the Co-operative Housing Sector will be considered provided there are transferable skills with all the above criteria along with a compatible work and educational background, including property management, working with Boards of Directors, etc.

Homestarts is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

WE THANK ALL APPLICANTS, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE CHOSEN FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

Salary: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year

PLEASE NOTE JOB #314 IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE

EMAIL resume: hr@homestarts.org

01 Nov 2017

Co-op Jeanneville shows how co-ops can maintain francophone culture

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Although it’s just off the busy Vanier Parkway, Jeanneville Co-op feels like an oasis in the city.

With 33 townhouse-style units surrounded by lush gardens, this co-op was founded to provide quality homes for francophone families from Vanier. Its founder, Michel Riel, was also president of Co-op de LaSalle, which sits on Michel Riel Private, named after him.

The spirit of la francophonie is still alive and well at Jeanneville, whose members are proud to live in a francophone environment and to be helping French language and culture thrive in Ottawa.

Léopold Lévesque, a founding member of the co-op, speaks of the particular friendly relationship that exists among francophones. Mme. Brousseau, who has been a member for 27 years, agrees, saying, “We’re at home here.”

Joelle Bernard Cloutier, of the management company Gest-Co, manages Jeanneville. “People get involved and take care of the co-op,” she says, “It’s a family atmosphere.” She adds that members at Jeanneville see a future in their co-op and the co-op movement, and are engaged in finding long-term solutions to protect co-op housing.

The co-op has recently undertaking refinancing, and will be starting work in spring 2018 on replacing siding and insulation in its units, and doing electrical and plumbing work. It’s a logical step for a co-op where members take a clear pride in maintaining their homes and the co-op grounds.

Jeanneville received funding through CHF Canada’s Greener Co-op Microgrant program. This allowed the co-op to install rain barrels that keep its gardens looking great in a sustainable way.

Co-op members also demonstrate concern for their community. For example, co-op president Louise Joa mentioned having recently organized a linen drive for Edgewood Care Centre, a nearby residential care facility for people with mental and physical challenges.

Co-operative values animate life at Jeanneville. As Mme. Brousseau puts it, “We work well together, and take care of one another.”

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